FAQs about Motion Pads
How can I use Motion Pads?
You will be able to use Motion Pads without restriction in your worship services – no need to display copyright information. You are free to use it any way you’d like in a live environment as well as streaming (if you stream your service to multiple campuses or an online service. You may not use it to create content that will be sold (as backing music for videos, audio, etc). If you would like to use Bumper Music to create content that will be widely distributed (YouTube, Vimeo, etc), please contact us first.
How are Motion Pads different than PADS and MOODS?
Motion Pads, MOODS, and Pads both offer ambience and atmosphere to different elements of your worship service, but they are different (and complimentary) in several key ways:
- PADS do not contain tempo or chord progression information, meaning you can play them under most any song in the same key.
- Motion Pads have both a set tempo and chord progression (that repeats)
- MOODS contain more melodic and instrumental information than both Motion Pads and PADS
- Think of MOODS like a simplified song without lyrics. Motion Pads are a very stripped down version of that song, and Pads are just an ambient drone in a specific key.
Can I play Motion Pads underneath songs in my worship set?
No – Motion Pads are designed to stand on their own and cannot be played underneath other songs (that’s what PADS are for). But they are perfect to play under:
- Prayer times
- Messages (especially at the end before a musical element)
- Transitions between one section of a service to another
What will I get with a Motion Pads pack?
You will get a .zip package containing mp3’s, click/cue stems, charts, and a ReadMe PDF. MP3 files are playable in a huge variety of hardware and software – it will easily integrate into your existing workflow.
How do I use it in my services?
Motion Pads files are simply mp3 files, so you can use it however you want as most audio apps can support mp3 playback.
We love to use Motion Pads inside of ProPresenter. Here is a video showing how to do that.
You can also use it from your phone with any mobile app that supports mp3’s. Here is how to use them in the Soundboard Studio iOS app.These videos show how to do it with Pads, but the process is exactly the same.
Can I download Motion Pads directly to my phone or mobile device?
No – unfortunately Apple does not support this. But getting MOODS on your phone is simple – just download and extract the .zip file after purchasing, and then add the files to iTunes and sync to your phone. Here’s a video showing how to do that. The video shows how to do it with Pads, but the process is exactly the same.
How long are the tracks?
About 20 minutes long.
Why all 12 keys?
We made Motion Pads in every key because we needed it in our services. We feel this is essential, and this sets up apart from other backing track providers. When crafting an excellent worship service, being able to match the key from one element to the next is essential. This lets you play Motion Pads during announcements in the key of D that flow right into the next song in the key of D.